A brief look at how technology has evolved and is evolving, and what we need to do to avoid being left behind!

The Robots are Coming

Colin Williams,  Exec Director of SBL and visiting lecturer at De Montfort University

Sketching out some of the broad lines of the context of the Information Age and a glimpse at some of the directions in which our interactions with technology might take us; sooner than may be thought.

Produced by Les Fraser

Future Tech, Future Media, Future Mobile: how convergent connected devices are changing everything

Mark Brill, CEO Formation (mobile agency), Chair DMA Mobile Council, visiting lecture in Future Media at Birmingham City University

From social media, to news, to shopping, smartphones are impacting on how much of our lives. What are the emerging trends in mobile and what does it mean for the future?

Audio, video and image – Exploiting past archives and looking to the future 

Tim Hart, JCA

Your archive is part of your history and heritage, and in some cases you’ll paying good money just to keep it in a condition where it isn’t decomposing on the shelf. The big questions are ‘How can I turn this into a revenue generator?’ and ‘What to archive for the future of the things being done now?’

Practical experiences from BFI

Peter Fydler, BFI

Social media and Tate

Jesse Ringham, Digital Communications Manager, Tate


McAulay Seminar Room
Tate Modern
London SE1 9TG


  • Date 16/02/2012
  • Time @ 09:45 - 16:00


  • Tate Modern